Camera Operator

  • Part-time
  • Westbrook, ME
  • October 2, 2022



WMTW-TV has an opening for a part-time production Studio Camera Operator who is a self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized multi-tasking team player with strong interpersonal skills that works well under pressure. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of broadcast production operations.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for the operation of television cameras for a live broadcast.
Interact with directors, producers, and talent & must remain focused at all times.
Will also operate audio console at times, being responsible for all aspects of sound during fast-paced newscasts and other projects as needed.
Operate television studio cameras in a live production setting.
Operate studio lights and change bulbs.
Operate Windows-based computer software to prepare video recordings for air.
Punctual attendance for shifts that can start as early as 4 am.
Work weekends and holidays as necessary, in support of our 24/7 broadcast operations.
In-person attendance is required.

Experience Requirements:

Experience operating professional video cameras in live production.
Experience using Windows-based computer software.
Equivalent military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

Knowledge of robotic camera operation and audio is highly desirable.
The ability to rapidly respond properly to issues that unexpectedly arise on air is necessary.
Knowledge of studio lighting.
Ability to climb ladders up to 15 feet and the ability to lift 25 pounds.
Can work flexible hours and shifts including holidays and weekends.
Must be an effective communicator and team-worker, able to work cooperatively with others, sometimes in stressful situations.
Ability to follow instructions quickly and accurately, with attention to detail.
Ability to work from a standing position for a 2-3 hour period.

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

How to Apply:

Contact: Human Resources
Phone: (212) 887-6836